|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 03-10-2015 11:33 PM||1511 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-10-2015 11:33 PM
Hi all, not long ago I purchased a “hunk” of HDPE. I bought it with the intent of making some sacrificial (and non-conductive) fences for my full-boat (aluminum) Incra fence system on my Saw Stop saw.
Just now, it occurred to me that I could use some of the extra to make zero clearance inserts for the saw.
In order to do that I, would need to “re-saw” an appropriate sized piece of this 1” thick HDPE down close to the right thickness for an insert.
I’m thinking I would then want to get it just right (thickness) using my Dewalt thickness planer.
Before I total my brand new planer in what might be a fools errand, I wanted to ask around and see if this was a ridiculous thing to do.
Can you plane HDPE in a thickness planer without ruining either the work piece or the planer?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.